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  • Weekend Outlook: April 18-20

    Weekend Outlook: April 18-20

    By Kristin Close Looking for a quick Easter weekend getaway? Come to Tahoe to fill all those eggs with candy. Get out and about as the weather is expected to be sunny and mild; the perfect holiday weekend is ahead.   Friday, April 18 – The Improv at Harveys 9 p.m. Stand-up comedy at The [...]

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    | April 18, 2014 |
  • Olympics 2014: Is Julia Mancuso the Greatest U.S. Women’s Skier Ever?

    Olympics 2014: Is Julia Mancuso the Greatest U.S. Women’s Skier Ever?

    Written By Kyle Magin Julia Mancuso is crafting a befuddling legacy. No female U.S. Olympic downhill skier has done what she’s done after winning bronze earlier this week at Sochi in the downhill combined race: Namely, win as many medals as she has (4—a gold, two silvers and the bronze) or win as consistently at [...]

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    | February 11, 2014 |
  • Olympics 2014: White Pulls out of Slopestyle, Guldemond, Fellow Snowboarders Take Shots

    Olympics 2014: White Pulls out of Slopestyle, Guldemond, Fellow Snowboarders Take Shots

    Written by Kyle Magin Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Northstar California Team Rider Shaun White announced today he withdrewfrom the Sochi Olympics snowboarding slopestyle competition. The move drew criticism from some teammates. White cited a practice-run injury for his decision to pull out, and later questioned the safety of Sochi’s slopestyle course, joining a few teammates [...]

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    | February 5, 2014 |
  • Olympics 2014: Moseley’s Golden Moment

    Olympics 2014: Moseley’s Golden Moment

    Sixteen years after taking the Olympics by storm and winning gold in Nagano, a look back on Jonny Moseley’s iconic run Written by Sylas Wright Jonny Moseley remembers it like it was yesterday—standing atop the sun-drenched Nagano Olympic moguls course, running through his mental checklist, confident, anxious, the pressure of a nation on his shoulders. [...]

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    | February 3, 2014 |
  • Olympics 2014: Squaw Valley’s Forgotten Miracle

    Olympics 2014: Squaw Valley’s Forgotten Miracle

    More than five decades later, the players and head coach from the 1960 U.S. hockey team remember American hockey’s first gold medal Written by Matthew Renda It was Saturday, February 27, 1960—the second to last day of the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics—and the recently built Blyth Arena was packed to the rafters. The seething throng [...]

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    | February 3, 2014 |

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Olympics 2014: Follow Them!

| February 3, 2014 |
Olympics 2014: Follow Them!

The Tahoe/Truckee/Reno region sent 15 athletes to the Sochi Winter Games, which open Friday in Russia! Follow your favorite athletes on their social media accounts as they post and tweet out updates and pics from the Games! Jamie Anderson  Facebook  @Jme_Anderson Maddie Bowman  Facebook  @maddiebowman Stacey Cook  Facebook  @staceycookUSA Danny Davis  Facebook  @theDDeadshow Travis Ganong [...]

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Olympics 2014: Olympic Dreams for Tahoe/Reno Athletes

| February 3, 2014 |
Olympics 2014: Olympic Dreams for Tahoe/Reno Athletes

A plethora of Tahoe athletes hope to represent the United States in Russia (Ed’s Note: This story went to press before the Olympic teams were announced, so any athlete who made the teams will have an * next to their name in this story.)  Written by Alison Bender On Friday, the best athletes in the [...]

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Olympics 2014: Tahoe Docs Sochi Bound

| February 3, 2014 |
Olympics 2014: Tahoe Docs Sochi Bound

Barton physicians head to Russia with U.S. Skiing Teams By Laney Olson The Olympics are upon us and spectators are engulfed which Tahoe athletes may be headed for a place on the podium. However, behind every successful athlete is a group of men and women who are seldom in the spotlight; the U.S. skiing physicians. [...]

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Nevada-California Deer Herd at a Crossroads

| January 29, 2014 |
Nevada-California Deer Herd at a Crossroads

Satellite radio collars allow biologists to track the millennium-old migration patterns of Nevada’s mule deer Written by Jackie Ginley In Truckee’s Tahoe Donner neighborhood, the seasonal appearance of mule deer are a welcome sight. They are among the first out-of-towners to arrive in the spring, heralding the beginning of long days and warm weather, and [...]

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The Buzz About Fermentation

| January 24, 2014 |
The Buzz About Fermentation

DIY fermentation creates helpful, nourishing foods   Written by Julia Mueller   There is a buzz around fermentation in every sense of the word, and it goes beyond bread, beer and cheese.  Have you noticed an upsurge in people hovering around the kombucha display at the grocery store? Perhaps you have even pickled your own [...]

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Heavy Metals

| January 23, 2014 |
Heavy Metals

A Calpine-based welder uses railroad spikes and other “junk” in his singular creations Written by Alison Bender Sculptor Pat Blide credits his mother, who single-handedly raised four boys and a girl, for much of his current success. “My mom was really influential in getting us all to do art,” he says. “We used to make [...]

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Tahoe IRONMAN Tested Stamina, Strength

| January 21, 2014 |
Tahoe IRONMAN Tested Stamina, Strength

Written by Laney Olson Steam rose from The Lake as thousands of athletes tried to keep warm in their wetsuits and swim caps. At 6:30 a.m. Sunday, September 22, the gun went off for the start of the inaugural Lake Tahoe IRONMAN, and athletes plunged into the frigid waters of the Big Blue. IRONMAN was [...]

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Getting the Shot

| January 20, 2014 |
Getting the Shot

Four experts walk skiers and riders through getting the best video out of their days at the terrain park   Written by Kyle Magin   A downhill resort’s terrain parks are bastions of creativity. From immensely talented skiers pushing the limits of their sport to newbies getting a handle on their own skill sets, skiers [...]

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Of Ice and Snow in Tahoe

| December 19, 2013 |
Of Ice and Snow in Tahoe

Nature uses winter water for warmth, protection Written by Will Richardson The Planet Earth we know could not survive without its most important and unique substance, water. It surrounds us, covering approximately 70 percent of Earth’s surface, locked away for long periods as snow and ice, as vapor in the atmosphere, in the soil, or [...]

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West Shore Cafe Recipe: Crisp Duck Breast

| December 18, 2013 |
West Shore Cafe Recipe: Crisp Duck Breast

From Mike Davis, executive chef at the West Shore Café and Inn Makes 3 to 4 servings Ingredients 2 large duck breasts, trimmed of excess fat 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, finely chopped ½–¾ pounds fresh chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned ¼ cup dry white wine ₁⁄₃ cup low-sodium chicken broth ½ stick unsalted butter [...]

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